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“Perhaps we are here in order to say: house, bridge, fountain, gate, pitcher, fruit-tree, window—”

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source: “The Ninth Elegy,” in Duino Elegies & The Sonnets to Orpheus (New York: Vintage Books, 2009), 57.

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“The world is all gates, all opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck.”

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source: Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Vol. 3 (Boston: Houghton, Osgood and Co., 1880), 267.

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